Yesterday we learned that one of the C8 Corvette Stingray pre-production test cars was involved in what looks to be a multi-vehicle crash on CA Route 120 between Moccasin and Groveland near Yosemite, California.
Details are sketchy and we’re still not sure if this account is accurate, but it’s what was posted with the original crash images which were shared across various automotive and social media websites:
The first of I’m sure many 2020 Corvette Stingray wrecked on the road. Wife spotted on her drive to Yosemite here in Ca. The car was apart of a rally with GoPros mounted on the vehicle. Took a wide turn and the rear wheel off an SUV with a family in it heading opposite direction around a turn.
This new video was originally shared to Jalopnik from a reader named Erik which provides a view from a vehicle as it passes the crash scene. As the camera passes by the Elkhart Lake Blue Corvette, we see a damaged red Ford Ranger and a light-colored crossover on the side of the road.
This view does show the Corvette has severe front and side damage while we see the rear wheel on the SUV crossover missing so that description of the Corvette hitting the SUV on the rear wheel does seem legit. Accidents do happen and from what we previously know, these drivers are expected to follow all traffic rules and speed limits while testing. Again, we hope everyone was okay.